Homemade spaghetti meat sauce is so easy to make. Seriously you will never buy the jarred sauce again after making homemade spaghetti sauce. Thick spaghetti sauce loaded with spices and ground beef for the perfect meat spaghetti sauce.
Spaghetti Meat Sauce
I love making homemade spaghetti sauce and there are many different pasta sauces that you can make at home that are simple to make. This homemade spaghetti meat sauce is the perfect balance of flavors, paired with browned ground beef that makes the perfect meat sauce for putting on top of pasta.
Spaghetti sauce sounds like it is going to be complicated to make, but thankfully it is super easy to make. With a handful of pantry ingredients, some spices and some ground beef you can have this homemade meat sauce for spaghetti made in under 30 minutes.
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What Meat goes in Spaghetti Sauce?
If you are wanting to make a meat spaghetti sauce then you have a lot of options for the meat that you put into it. Ground beef, ground turkey, ground pork and ground chicken are my top choices. For this recipe I used ground beef but you can use any ground meat that you want to.
You can also add Italian sausage and homemade meatballs. I have used the meatballs that I use in my meatball grinders and also rosemary chicken meatballs in this sauce recipe and they were both delish!
Can I add more veggies?
Yes! You can also add more veggies if you want to. Red peppers, green bell peppers and onions are fantastic addictions to this homemade spaghetti sauce.
What to serve with Homemade Meat Spaghetti Sauce
When making this easy spaghetti sauce recipe you can serve it over your favorite boxed pasta or you can make homemade pasta.
Homemade pasta is going to take a while, so if you are wanting to do that you are going to need to plan in advance. However, using boxed pasta with this homemade sauce works just as well and makes getting dinner on the table super easy.
Tips for Cooking Pasta
You do not want to have soggy pasta so you will want to cook the pasta till it is just under al dente, which is 7-8 minutes of cook time.
It is important that you use a big enough pot and fill it with water so the pasta is fully covered while it is cooking in the boiling water. You will want to use quarts of water for every pound of pasta you are cooking.
Don’t add the pasta until the water is fully boiling. You want the water to be at a rapid and aggressive boil before adding the pasta into the boiling water.
What to Serve with Spaghetti
There are so many easy side dishes to serve with spaghetti with homemade spaghetti sauce. I like to stick with a salad and bread most of the time because it is quick and easy. But even on nights when I want to get fancier we always have a bread and a veggie with it. Check out some of the great sides that make spaghetti a whole meal.
- Homemade white bread
- Caesar Salad
- BLT Salad
- Roasted Asparagus
- Capocollo Wrapped Asparagus
- Parmesan Asparagus
- Whole Roasted Cauliflower
- Green Beans with Bacon
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts
How to Store Spaghetti Sauce
Allow the sauce to cool completely and store in an airtight container or a zip closure bag. This sauce will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
How to Freeze Meat Spaghetti Sauce
To store homemade spaghetti sauce, let the sauce cool completely. Once cooled pour the sauce into gallon sized freezer bags and zip close, squeeze the air out while closing the bag.
Lay the freezer bag filled with sauce flat in the freezer. Sauce will keep in the freezer for upto 6 months.
You can freeze homemade tomato sauce in freezer bags or in glass jars. It all depends on your preference.
Spaghetti Meat Sauce Ingredients
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 7 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 cans 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 pound ground beef
How to make spaghetti meat sauce
In a medium stock pan cook the ground beef until no longer pink. Stirring as needed so it doesn’t stick to the pan.
Add in the, Olive oil, garlic and pepper flakes over medium heat until the garlic is cooked.
Add the tomatoes, salt, onion powder, and Italian seasoning to the pot.
Stir until combined.
Let it simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve.
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Spaghetti Meat Sauce
- In a medium stock pan cook the ground beef until no longer pink. Stirring as needed so it doesn’t stick to the pan.
- Add in the, Olive oil, garlic and pepper flakes over medium heat until the garlic is.
- Add the tomatoes, salt, onion powder, and Italian seasoning to the pot.
- Stir until combined.
- Let it simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve.